Month: June 2015

Dealing With Obsessive Dog Behaviors

Obsessive dog behaviors and dog fixations can become as seriously harmful as addictions are for humans. When we laugh at a dog that is fanatically mad over a toy, a bone, a shaft of light, a game of fetch, or the neighbor’s cat, it’s like laughing at someone who is a falling-down drunk. Sure, his […]

How To Stop A Puppy From Jumping On People

How To Stop A Puppy From Jumping On People

Excerpt from How to Raise the Perfect Dog Jumping up on people When a puppy comes running up to us and jumps on us, we think, “She loves me, she is so happy to see me!” We feel special and chosen and cherished. And who doesn’t thrill to watch puppies jumping and leaping about in […]

Bee Sting And Insect Bite

Bee Sting And Insect Bite

By Dr. Sherry Weaver In some geographic locations, especially the southern states, some insects, such as fire ants, can really create an unpleasant experience for your pet. Sometimes small bumps can appear on the skin after being stung or bitten by a single insect. You can call your veterinarian about advice for an over-the-counter antihistamine […]

Dog Burns Treatment

Dr. Sherry Weaver If possible, flush the injury immediately with running cool water over the burned area. In order to decrease the inflammatory reaction to the burn injury, hold an ice pack (crushed ice and water mix) wrapped in a soft towel gently against the affected area. Seek veterinary attention immediately. Some burns can actually […]

Cuts

Cuts

Dr. Sherry Weaver Small and superficial cuts may heal well by simply rinsing with clean water and applying an antibiotic ointment three times daily. Flush enough to remove all dirt and debris from the area. It is ok to gently clean the edges of a cut with warm water daily to soften any crusts, but […]

Dog Care: Eye Injuries

By Dr. Cerny Surprisingly, dogs have few serious eye injuries. Any injury to the eye can lead to permanent scarring or blindness if penetrating or ulcerative lesions develop. Eye injuries can include scratches, perforating injuries, foreign bodies, and chemical or contact corneal trauma. Any condition that causes your pet to squint or protect his eye, […]

Drowning

Drowning

By Dr. Sherry Weaver Do not endanger yourself. If possible, remove the animal from the water. Suspend him by his hindquarters to allow water to drain from the lungs. A swinging motion can be used to encourage breathing. If your pet does not start to breathe naturally, resuscitation should be implemented. Dry and wrap the […]

Hit By Car

Hit By Car

Dr. Sherry Weaver Do not panic. Let the animal see you approach. Avoid making any sudden movements or loud noises. Speak gently to the animal. Ensure there is no danger of further damage to yourself or pet. Give first aid to any external injuries, minimize movement, and keep the animal warm. Immediate attention is required. […]

How To Handle A Canine Medical Emergency

How To Handle A Canine Medical Emergency

By Dr. Sherry Weaver The single most important thing you will need: a clear level head. Stay calm! If an emergency should arise, your pet is counting on you to focus and provide the necessary attention and care. This information is not intended to take the place of expert veterinary care. It is only intended […]

5 Essential Command to Teach Your Dog

Learn to Speak Dog!

Get instant access to Cesar’s PDF Guide on how to make sure your dog understands you!